Bolton, William (DNB00)

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BOLTON, WILLIAM (d. 1532), architect, was made, about 1506, prior of the monastery of St. Bartholmew at Smithfield. He is supposed to have designed the chapel of Henry VII at Westminster for no better reason than that that monarch refers to Bolton in his will as 'maister of the works.' His works at Canonbury and Harrow-on-the-Hill are mentioned by Stow. He died at at Harrow 15 April 1532.

[Dict. Arch. Soc. 1863: Stow's Survey, &c London, 1720, iii. 235 ; Weaver's Funeral Monuments, London, 1631, p. 434.]

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